Thanks to Dave Smith for forwarding this entry:
Free Admission next to the Team New Zealand Base (all welcome)
Its’ been an exciting couple of years for the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club, the development of foils from the America’s cup is coming down into the classes, we are starting to see a whole range foiling systems and designs.
At the Boat Show this year we have the 2 ETNZ SL33’s. A design by Peter Melvin called Foiled and an updated trimaran called Dragon with new foils.
We also have 2 great large cruising Cats on display, Bad Kitty by Clever Fox and Katariana by Ron Given.
As well as a great range of the 8.5 class, the famous Dirty Deeds and Whio, an updated GBE.
In the open class we have Foiled by Peter Melvin, the Classic Johnny T designed This Way up and the Brand new Farrier 32 Superbad.
So if you just want to have a nosy or are looking at getting into Multihull’s come along and meet the Guys from the club.
As well as Famous Designers to talk to and discuss your future projects with such as Roger Hill and Derek Kelsall
Enjoy a sausage sizzle and be in to win $150 of product kindly donated by Grant Beck of Adhesive Technologies Ltd
What you can see on the day
ON THE WATER
TWO SL33’s:During the 2010 America's Cup and development of the 2013 AC72 Rule, Morrelli & Melvin worked with SL Performance Race Boats GmbH in Germany to design the SL33 high performance catamaran. All-carbon and extremely high-performance, these boats are designed for Elite class racing. The boat can be sailed shorthanded, yet it is the ideal platform for three or four sailors. Boat 1 owned by Mike Drummond and Bruce Curson, Boat 2 Owned by Mike Sanderson and Chris McMaster
Dirty Deeds: Designed to the Open 8.5 Class multihull box rule Dirty Deeds was launched in October 2007 and has since had considerable success on the Auckland racing circuit including Division Handicap & Line Honours in the 2011 Coastal Classic, Several RNZYS Series wins and Held 4 National 8.5 Class Titles.
Foiled: designed by Peter Melvin Owned by Dave Ridley and John Kensington
SuperBad: Farrier 32RX Launched in December 2013 and just been cruised since then. 3 years to build. Shown by Craig Prentice
Bad Kitty: 13.6m cruising cat by Clever Fox Shown by Willy and Nina Heatley
Katariana: 14.1 m Cruising cat by Ron Given shown by John McIntosh
This Way Up: Designed and built by Jonny T a fun Club boat shown by Mathew Flynn & Ross Pratt
Trimaran Dragon: Dragon has had an extensive no expense spared total rebuild that has made this boat virtually brand new. Dragon in her first race since the re-launch competed in the 2013 Coastal classic where she finished 10th boat overall in difficult conditions.
ON THE HARD STAND
In the tents are Rodger Hill and Derek Kelsall to discuss your future projects
The Viper: by Goodal Design. The Viper is an ISAF One Design Class, that also fits the F16 box rule. There are around 300 Vipers worldwide with countries like Belgium and France using them as a pathway boat toward the Olympics.
A Class Geltek Flyer II converted to a foiling setup with DNA J boards and professionally designed and built rudders with elevators. Owned and modified by a Team New Zealand designer.
Weta: The Weta is a 4.4 meter fibreglass/foam composite trimaran with a boomless main, jib and roller furling gennaker. It can be sailed single handed or with four people.
Come and join us for a day of fun at Wynyard Quarter!